There was another push at the state capitol on Wednesday to remove a controversial statue.

This protest about the bust of Confederate Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest included a brief protest inside the office of Tennessee House Speaker Glen Casada’s office.

The protest was in recognition of the anniversary of the Nashville sit-ins during the Civil Rights movement.

The group is calling for the Forrest statue to be removed from the Capitol.

They picked Casada’s office specifically because the group said he hasn’t worked with them to set up a meeting.

“So many others have made time to hear us, or given us appointments so the frustration around this office has been very disappointing,” said Eric Holness, a Vanderbilt University student.

The statue has been a topic of discussion several times over the last couple of weeks.

“I think we would be mistaken to erase history,” said Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee. “What we need to do is provide greater context for both history that we’re proud of and what we’re not.”

Previous attempts by former Gov. Bill Haslam to remove the statue were not successful.

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